IAPCO and Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau join forces

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and International Association of Professional Conference Organizers (IAPCO) have joined forces to offer congress organisers in Southeast Asia professional development training.

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau

The two bodies signed a letter of intent that commits them to hosting regional seminars from 2013 to 2015.

The aim of the partnership is to help conference organisers across Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to improve standards of meetings, conventions, congresses and events in the region.

Akapol Sorasuchart, TCEB president, said: "As a government agency dedicated to supporting the events industry, TCEB is keenly aware of the importance of regional co-operation to boost professional standards within the industry.

"We expect the forthcoming economic integration within ASEAN in 2015 to drive a major expansion of the events industry in Southeast Asia, and it is therefore crucial to ensure that we start now to develop world-class expertise within the region in order to meet global industry standards."

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